Hamilton recognizes the concern of standing armies in peacetime, and the danger to liberty they represent. As a way to calm these concerns, he offers a method by which the Legislative branch can check the power of the Executive. Instead of attacking his critics head on, Hamilton employs the “neutral observer” as a method of demonstrating how no well-reasoned person could possibly disagree with his position.
Hamilton returns to discus what sort of protection the federal government should provide to its member states, how much power the federal government should have, and how the federal government will exercise that power. During this paper, Hamilton reveals himself as a closet monarchist, and a champion of the Leviathan. Emperor Palpatine would be proud!!